Dig For Your Own Opals At This One-Of-A-Kind Mine In Nevada

The black opal is one of Nevada’s most iconic gems. Found in abundance in the Silver State, you’ll find it most concentrated in the Virgin Valley. The valley—tucked away in the northwest corner of the state—is famous for its precious opal beds and remote scenery. If you’ve ever dreamed of digging for your own treasure, then a visit here is a must! There are several opal mines to choose from in the region, but you can’t go wrong with Bonanza Opal Mine. Gather the family and spend the day digging for beautiful opals. This is an adventure that everybody can love!

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What do you think? Will you be visiting Bonanza Opal Mine this digging season? For more unique attractions, check out our list of 15 Adventures You Can Only Have In Nevada.